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									                                                                                          Cloud computing
Tech Word of the Day for February 8, 2010                                          uses 3rd party services to perform 
                                                                                         computing needs on a  
Cloud computing                                                                       publicly accessible IP basis.    Source:   
                                                                                                                            ServePath 

         - A new generation of computing that utilizes distant servers for data storage and management,
allowing the device to use smaller and more efficient chips that consume less energy than standard computers.
Source: FinanceNewMexico.org
                                                        Cloud services                    Who uses Cloud Computing?
  Cloud computing networks large groups                have 3 distinct 
  of servers, usually with low‐cost consumer           characteristics:                  •   Dell 
                                                                
  PC technology, with specialized 
                                                      o Sold on demand                   •   IBM 
  connections to spread data‐processing                                                  •   Sun 
                                                        ‐usually by the 
  chores across them.  
                                                        minute or  hour                  •   Microsoft 
  This shared IT infrastructure contains large        o Elastic ‐ as little              •   Amazon 
                                                        or as much 
  pools of systems that are linked together.                                             •   Web‐based e‐mail services  
                                                        service at any 
                                                                                              o Hotmail 
  Often, virtualization techniques are used to          given time 
  maximize the power of cloud computing.              o Can be private or                     o Yahoo! Mail 
                                                        public                                o    Gmail 
                                                                                          Sources: Webopedia & HowStuffWorks.com 
               Source: Webopedia                             Source: whatis.com 

								
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